Issue with dietary supps are that it isn’t properly regulated, due to the lack of testing on nutritional/dietary supplements you never really know what you’re getting, I remember a while back when vitamin B-12 supps or some similar vitamins were being spiked with dimethazine (very potent designer steroid, wouldn’t touch that shit with a 9000 foot pole), statistically a large portion of dietary supplements contain ingredients not listed on the label, granted some supplements are more likely to be tainted than others, supplements that claim to promote sexual enhancement (erections, libido etc), energy boosts (pre-workouts) and muscle building (test-boosters, other muscle building products in pill form) and fat burning are the most likely to be spiked. Typically sexual enhancement supps when spiked tend to contain PDE5 inhibitors, pre workouts that are spiked tend to have amphetamine like stimulants (although plenty of stimulants are still legal I believe), test boosters, products that claim to built up muscle may have designer steroids, pro-hormones or SARM’s (hell on eBay here and in online supplement stores in Aus a ton of supps have designer steroids, a store or two (not giving names) sells SARM’s OTC), granted it doesn’t really count as spiking if they’re on the ingredient label. Fat burners that are spiked tend to be spiked with amphetamines and stimulants instead of herbal blends haha.
On the UGL steroid scene, labs are reviewed, if a lab gets a bad rap, for sterility, underdosed or faking products, they go out of business, if a supplement company spikes their supps they get away with it because no one is really reviewing supps, they’re OTC therefore people just assume they’re ok (hell even I sometimes think, if it’s legal, how bad can it be, then I look at the label and it’s like (methylstenbolone 10mg, dimethazine 10mg, methylepitiostanol 20mg) per capsule and I’m like noooooooppppeeee. The truth is, supplements/ legal compounds can be just as harmful, if not worse than their illigal, scheduled counterpart, many of the supplements on the market have very little research to measure the safety of effiency of the ingredients.
I’ve read about you’re issue with dietary supplements, @alphagunner steer clear of arimistane haha, it’s a suicidal AI sold OTC as a test booster/ aromatase blocker, looks like joint pain and osteoporosis in a pill to me. Supposedly it’s a metabolite of boldenone though, interesting stuff, I don’t know all that much about boldenone aside from the chemical structure and what it does. Boldenone doesn’t interest me as it seems like it’s a structurally modified, less androgenic of testosterone with a higher potential for mental and haematological side effects.